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Top 10 cultural experiences

  1. UNESCO World Heritage
    Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. In Telemark both Rjukan and Notodden are on the UNESCO list.
  2. "Kittelsenhuset" museum
    Welcome to Theodor Kittelsen’s childhood home.
    1. 20 Jun 202216 Aug 2022
  3. Notodden Blues Festival is the largest blues festival in Europe, and it is widely known as "Europe's best blues experience". The first weekend in August every year Notodden Blues Festival serves up the best in Norwegian and international blues.
  4. Great view towards Vemork at the end of the trail.
    The Saboteurs' trail is the world-famous route the Norwegian Resistance used during the Second World War.
  5. family at Henrik Ibsen Museum Venstøp
    Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828. His childhood home is just a few kilometers north of Skien city centre.
  6. Nice view of the Kragerøfjord
    Did you know that some of E. Munch's most famous works are painted in Kragerø? Take a walk in Munch's footsteps through the streets of Kragerø and visit the places where he found inspiration for his art. You´ll find plates with information and motives along the route.
  7. To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.
    1. 1 May 202215 Sep 2022
    2. 15 Jun 202215 Aug 2022
    3. 15 Jun 202215 Aug 2022
  8. little boy sitting on a porcelain car at Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory
    Norway's only porcelain factory, Porsgrund's Porcelain Factory, is located in Porsgrunn and is known for high quality and innovative design.
    1. 1 Jan 202231 Dec 2022

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  1. Visit the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - the largest wooden stave church in Norway.
    1. World Heritage Center in Notodden
      The Telemark Art Museum and World Heritage Center show art and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early nineteenth century.
      1. 1 Jun 202231 Aug 2022